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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Key Populations Technical Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS / Priority Populations, Integration & Rights Division, KPR Branch (USAID/GH/OHA/PPIR)
Salary Range: $114,590 – $148,967 (GS-14 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
USAID remains at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Today with more than 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, USAID is a key partner in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.
A priority for PEPFAR is to ensure access to high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS services for key populations (KP), defined by PEPFAR to include sex workers (SW), gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG) and people who inject drugs (PWID). Prisoners have additionally been added by the World Health Organization to this list of Key Populations. KPs are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS because they engage in behaviors that significantly increase the risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV.
The Clinical Key Populations Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) will work on comprehensive KP programming in close collaboration with: other KP experts within the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH); other OHA staff working in technical areas relevant to KP programming (e.g., gender, youth, orphans and vulnerable children, prevention, testing, care, treatment and strategic information); USAID field Missions, USG PEPFAR teams, USG technical staff and implementing partners; and other development partners. S/he will work across all geographic regions and key populations, with a special focus on clinical care and treatment. The Technical Advisor will complement, and collaborate closely with, existing key population experts within OHA and the Priority Population, Integration, and Rights Division (PPIR) to advance global technical leadership, provide support to PEPFAR/USAID country programs, and coordinate with other USG agencies and development partners in the area of KP programming. The Key Populations & Rights Branch Chief will serve as the Advisor’s USAID point of contact (POC).